Before the All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox’s offense finally seemed to be hitting its stride. Any momentum the team had, however, came to a screeching halt over the weekend when Boston was shutout in its first two games of the second half.
In an effort to upgrade the offense, Sox manager John Farrell announced Monday that the team activated 23-year-old Blake Swihart from the 15-day disabled list after a brief rehab stint in the minors. In a corresponding move, catcher Sandy Leon was designated for assignment.
“We’re trying to get an upgrade on offense to the total catching position,” Farrell said on NESN’s “Red Sox First Pitch” before Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels. “Sandy (Leon) did an excellent job for us while he was here, but in the choice of trying to get a little more offense, Blake is here.”
Find out how Farrell intends to use Swihart in the video above.
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